Maurilio Ribeiro: 28-year-old Brazilian Singer Suffers Stroke on Stage, Dead Six Weeks After Second Pfizer mRNA Injection
By The COVID Blog
Mr. Maurilio Ribeiro
GOIANIA, BRAZIL — A popular 28-year-old singer is dead in textbook post-injection fashion, as we’ve seen on this blog numerous times.
Mr. Maurilio Ribeiro is one half of the Brazilian music duo Luiza & Maurilio. Luiza Santos is the other half. They rose to fame in 2015 after gaining a large social media following. Luiza & Maurilio are perhaps best known for a 2019 song entitled “S de Saudade part Zé Neto e Cristiano.” It has 386 million Youtube views as of publishing.
Injections and death
Mr. Ribeiro received his first Pfizer mRNA injection on August 17, according to his Instagram page. He posted a photo of his “vaccine card” with the caption, “First dose of hope for better days! I turned half alligator.” It’s unclear what exactly the second sentence means. Mr. Ribeiro suffered no apparent adverse effects from the injection.
He received his second Pfizer mRNA injection on November 17, a full three months after the first one. The Centers for Disease Control says the two injections should be done within 3-4 weeks of one another. Mr. Ribeiro posted a photo of himself receiving the injection with the caption, “I’m messed up but I’m immunized! Second dose is in the arm! GET VACCINATED!!! Vaccines save lives.”
Luiza & Maurilio were recording an appearance on a DVD called “Não é o Fim do Mundo” by Zé Felipe and Miguel on December 14. Mr. Ribeiro reportedly developed chest pains and had difficulty breathing while performing. At least one mainstream media outlet reported that Mr. Ribeiro had a stroke and collapsed on stage. He was admitted to a Goiania hospital the next day and never left.
Doctors diagnosed Mr. Ribeiro with a thromboembolism – a blood clot that breaks free from a blood vessel in the legs and blocks a blood vessel in another part of the body, usually the lungs or heart. His family posted an Instagram update on Christmas Day that attempted striking a positive tone.
“They took this photo of Maurílio recently and he had commented that he would use it to post tonight. Thank you @odanielzao for submitting and reminding us of this! And we, as a family, are here honoring this and taking the opportunity to leave this post as a space to wish him good energy and an excellent recovery, for him to read when he wakes up! A Merry Christmas to everyone, may Jesus bless your lives, just as He is blessing Maurilio every day!”
Unfortunately Mr. Mr. Ribeiro was intubated on or around December 26. He passed away on Wednesday, December 29.